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New ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Images & Fascinating Production Details Revealed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 19, 2014 6:06 PM
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Mad Max: Fury Road
Yeah, that was a cool “Avengers 2” Entertainment Weekly cover and all, but the “Mad Max: Fury Road” one stole everyone’s thunder. Wait, are we ranking EW covers here? No, but in terms of surprise, boldness and sheer bad-ass-ity—hell, one of the lead actors was missing an arm, for pete’s sake—we’d have to say that cover is one to beat for building anticipation.

‘Mad Max: Fury Road' To Appear At Comic-Con; Teaser Trailer Coming In Near Future

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 27, 2014 5:27 PM
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Mad Max: Fury Road
It's been a long, winding, dusty and difficult road for “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Warner Bros.' new version of the “Mad Max” trilogy which loses Mel Gibson as the star and instead adds Tom Hardy in the lead role of Max Rockatansky. Director George Miller told us way back in 2011 that the narrative falls somewhere between a remake and a redo, but still retains some of the chronology of the original. “It’s a rebooted Mad Max, but it’s a new interpretation,” he said.

First Look At Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron Together In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 25, 2014 12:32 PM
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“He’s a rebooted Mad Max, but it’s a new interpretation.” George Miller told us in 2011 about Tom Hardy playing the new anti-hero maverick of the wasteland. “We made it very clear from the outset that it would be crazy to try to impersonate what Mel Gibson had done, but Tom [like] Mel and Heath Ledger; these guys all have very similar kind of maleness, I find. I don’t know, they somehow remind me of big cats—they’re mesmerizing to look and be with, but you don’t know what they’re going to do at any moment.”

Review: 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' Starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron & Liam Neeson

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 28, 2014 9:44 AM
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A Million Ways To Die in The West
Even if you’re not a fan of Seth MacFarlane, you have to acknowledge that the comedic multi-hyphenate has built an empire with his quick-fire, profanity-laced delivery and encyclopedic understanding of pop culture. You’ve got to give him something for the fearlessness, and possibly tonal cluelessness, with which he tackles material. The problem of course is that, armed with that gusto, MacFarlane often belly flops when he’s outside of his comfort zone.

Watch: 6 Clips And New Images From Seth MacFarlane's 'A Million Ways To Die In The West'

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • May 23, 2014 12:18 PM
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A Million Ways To Die In The West
It really does feel like Seth MacFarlane is living the dream—capitalizing on the success of "Ted" by writing, producing, directing and starring in "A Million Ways to Die in the West." Westerns are notoriously tricky box office fare but if the new promotional material, here in the form of six clips and eleven images, is anything to judge by, fans of "Ted" can rest easy. The irreverence du jour and the bread and butter of MacFarlane's animated empire is on buoyant display, but will the period trappings mesh with the leading man's contemporary riffing?

Charlize Theron Checks In For 'American Express,' Octavia Spencer Joins 'Insurgent' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2014 3:53 PM
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Stuntman and sometimes actor Nash Edgerton (yep, brother of Joel Edgerton and part of the Blue Tongue Films collective) has earned the most acclaim for his directorial efforts, fare such as 2008's "The Square" or the recent short "Bear." And now he's lining up a project that could see him getting his biggest profile yet.

Watch: New Red Band Trailer & TV Spots For Seth MacFarlane's 'A Million Ways To Die In The West'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2014 12:47 PM
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A Million Ways To Die in The West
You sorta gotta admire the hubris. After his directorial debut "Ted" became a massive hit, Seth MacFarlane hosted the Oscars and embarked on his next feature effort, the western comedy "A Million Ways To Die In The West." And oh yeah, he gave himself the leading role. Now the question is whether or not audiences prefer him in front of the camera or just sticking behind it and doing funny voices.

Tom Hardy Downplays Rumored Beef With Charlize Theron During The Shooting Of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 23, 2014 12:21 PM
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Mad Max: Fury Road
Shooting on George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” began in the summer of 2012 and the film isn’t coming out until summer 2015. That’s, ahem, a long frickin’ road to a movie (as well as one that opens only two weeks after “Avengers: Age of Ultron”). By all accounts it is an expensive and highly ambitious picture, utilizing a lot of practical effects, cars and stunts and little CGI.

Charlize Theron Joins Sean Penn's 'The Last Space' & Daniel Craig Bails On 'The Whole Truth'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 9, 2014 9:38 AM
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It appears the personal and professional will soon combine for Sean Penn: just yesterday we found out he’s prepping a new directorial effort entitled “The Last Space”—reportedly set within the refugee camps of Sudan, Liberia—and also that “Blue is The Warmest Color” actress Adèle Exarchapoulos snagged a small role. It’s only gaining steam however, as Penn has chosen a fellow humanitarian for the lead in the secretive project.

Charlize Theron Lines Up 'Everything Nice,' Idris Elba Joins 'The Jungle Book' & More

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • March 7, 2014 2:31 PM
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If the Internet can’t convince Eon Productions to cast Idris Elba as James Bond, perhaps his new role can land him a villain gig in Bond 24. Elba is set to voice Shere Khan in Disney and Jon Favreau's take on “The Jungle Book.” Favreau will use live-action and VFX to bring the story to the screen. Expect to see this sooner than later as Disney is neck and neck with Warner Bros. with their own version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic.

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